When it comes to side gigs, sure there’s always Uber driving or food delivery. But doesn’t it sound nice to make some money on the side while you sit at home in your pajamas? Here I’ve compiled a list of five work-from-home gigs that you can sign up for to make money from the comfort of your living room!
This website lets people from all over the world apply for contract gigs. A big focus of theirs is on search engine evaluation- so you’ll be testing out search terms and seeing what comes up to evaluate your satisfaction with the results. This helps them improve their algorithms and develop software that makes for more effective search engines.
Other projects they have focus on social media evaluation and improving text-to-speech software. If you are an avid internet user with some light technical knowledge this gig may be right for you! Many of their projects require a set number of hours you must work each week (four hours for five days a week, one hour for six days a week, etc.) so you need to be able to commit to some regularity with scheduling. Pay is hourly and varies by project.
If you have experience writing or blogging, then Blogmutt might be worth checking out. Many businesses and internet companies will create blogs as a way to promote their brand and engage with the web community, but they might not necessarily have professional writers on their staff. Blogmutt helps fix that by enabling businesses to crowdsource in writers who are willing to write blog posts for them.
You’ll need to pass a grammar test and submit a writing sample before officially becoming a member of Blogmutt, but once you do you’ll be able to log in and see a list of available blogs to write for. You can submit your blog entries and if the client likes it you’ll get paid.
If you are reading this blog post, you are likely an English speaker. This could help you score a gig at Cambly. What Cambly does is connect people from across the world that are trying to learn English with tutors who can mentor them via webcam. They don’t require any previous tutoring experience so it’s okay if you haven’t previously worked in a teaching position.
Cambly does require certain minimum requirements for your internet connection speed and browser, which they’ll test for in the application process. Once you get set up with them, you are paid $0.17 per minute of tutoring, or roughly $10.20 per hour (although the tutoring sessions might not last a full hour). There’s no set requirements for the number of hours you must work so it’s completely flexible around your schedule.
Rev is a company that provides a variety of services to individuals and businesses related to audio transcription, captioning, and translation. You can work as a freelancer in any of those areas from home after passing a test to make sure you’re a good fit for the gig. Once you’re signed up and online, you’ll see a homepage with a list of available jobs to take on and you are paid on a per-job basis.
For example, an available job might be to transcribe 10 minutes of audio at $0.50 per minute. After you complete that job you would get $5 added to your balance, which they pay out weekly via PayPal. These gigs require that you have a sharp attention to detail and good ears to pick up on audio that could be hard to understand. If you are a detail-oriented person that is a fast typer then Rev might be worth taking a look at!
I also made a YouTube video that goes into more depth on Rev here
This website is a marketplace for various freelancers of all varieties to sell their services. They have over 100 different categories ranging from web design to virtual assistants to some jobs that are a little bizarre like this man that will create a photoshopped image of your face on a pizza for $5.
There’s no fee to list your services on Fivver, and you get to keep 80% of the money that the customers pay out for your services. If you are just beginning to branch out into a specific area of professional service, then Fivver could be a good way for your to get your feet wet and meet some potential clients.